Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Russell Valentine Hahn

Male 1896 - 1955  (58 years)


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  • Name Russell Valentine Hahn 
    Born 27 Jun 1896  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    Occupation 1911  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer Farm 
    Religion 1911  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, private, 118th Battalion 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Service #751066 
    Residence Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-16760 
    Died 1955  [3
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I16760  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John George Hahn,   b. 26 Dec 1868, Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Caroline Ziegler,   b. 22 Feb 1869, St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1903  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1888  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F14834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilma C. Ritter,   b. Feb 1904, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Feb 1922  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1896 - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer Farm - 1911 - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Feb 1922 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Two Motor at Fatalities at Kitchener

      Wife of Former New Hamburg Resident Killed

      Two lives were lost and a third person was seriously injured in motor accidents which occurred on King street, Kitchener, on Saturday night. Albert McGruther, formerly of Parry Sound, was the first victim, and Mrs. Edward Ludwig, of 101 Wellington street, was the second. McGruther. who was riding a bicyle [sic] beside a moving van, in which be was transferring his household effects from Waterloo to Lancaster street, Kitchener, was knocked down from behind by a motor car driven by Russel Hahn of Heidelberg. Hahn is being held on a charge of manslaughter.

      The second accident was the most unusual and tragic. Mrs. Edward Ludwig and her husband were knocked down from behind, when a riderless motorcyle [sic], with a side car, jumped from the pavement onto the sidewalk, crashing into the couple, killing Mrs. Ludwig almost instantaneously and seriously injuring her husband.

      The cause of the accident was a crash between two motorcycles about a block east of where the other fatality occurred. William Schaefer, who was riding the motorcycle, which killed Mrs. Ludwig, was knocked from his machine by a motorcycle driven by Walter Heiser, as a result of the latter trying pass Schaefer's machine and crashing into it as he was about to pass.

      Schaefer was thrown from his machine and the motorcycle going at high speed continued riderless, dashing west on King street for about 300 yards, when it leaped suddenly to the sidewalk, bowling over Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig. The cycle kept on its wild career along the sidewalk and was finally stopped. when it crashed into the new office building of the Kaufman Rubber Company at present under construction.

      The stricken couple were carried into the office of Dr. Shields, which was nearby. By that time Mrs. Ludwig was dead. Mr. Ludwig was then taken to the hospital. For about two hours he was unconscious, slight concussion of the brain having resulted. He passed a bad night, but on Sunday morning had improved and examination showed that the injuries were only external. Schaefer and Heiser are being held on charges of manslaughter.

      Albert McGruther, the first victim, was attended to by Dr. Hamilton, but died before reaching the hospital. He has a wife and two small children. The accident happened a few hundred yards west of the G. T. R. crossing on King St. When his bicycle was hit, McGruther was thrown onto the hood of the motor car, his head breaking the windshield. His body was then burled about 50 feet and landed in front of an approaching street car.

      The late Mrs. Ludwig was formerly Miss Ethel Wagner, and was born in Kitchener on May 29th, 1893. Her father, William Wagner, died about three years ago. She was married to Mr. Edward Ludwig last February. Her husband was a resident of New Hamburg for many years, having left here for Kitchener a little over a year ago, and the entire community will sympathize with him in his sudden and tragic bereavement. Besides her stricken husband she is survived by four brothers and four sisters. Deceased was a member of Zion Evangelical Church, Kitchener, and also a member of the church choir. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon from her late home on Wellington street to Mount Hope Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, November 5, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-7 Page 7.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 18 Page 5.

    3. [S448] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran St. Jacobs CC#4590 Internet Link.
      Hahn/ Russell V. Hahn/ 1896-1955/ his beloved wife/ Wilma C. Ritter/ 1904-/ peace perfect peace (British Empire Service League Canadian Legion Insignia)

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    5. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John G Hahn Born: Erbsville Age: 20 Born: abt 1868 Father: H K Hahn Mother: Florence Hahn Spouse: Coroline Ziegler Age: 21 Born: abt 1867 born: St Clements Father: John D Ziegler Mother: Elisabeth Ziegler married 14 Feb 1888 married: Waterloo, Heidelburg